Already for a second time, we’re celebrating Saint Lucia at the Danish Church at Hull Minster on Thursday 12th December. The tradition of the St Lucia celebration is a based on the story about Saint Lucy of Syracuse, Sicily, although it is nowadays celebrated most commonly in Scandinavian and Nordic countries.
Saint Lucia is called ‘Sankta Lucia’ in Norwegian, Swedish and Danish, she is represented as a lady in a white dress with crown or wreath of candles on her head. Traditionally in the Lucia celebration girls dressed as Saint Lucia carry candles in procession as songs are sung, which symbolises bringing the light of Christianity throughout the world of darkness.
6.00pm Doors open
7.00pm Christmas Service will start
Lucia Choir Procession
8.00pm End of service
After the service, every guest is welcomed to enjoy some Scandinavian mulled wine (gløgg) with ginger biscuits.
This event is free to attend, so please bring your friends and family and join us on 12th December. Donations to the Hull Minster Church are encouraged.
This event is organised by the Danish Church in Hull, with the support of DANBRIT, DFDS, Nordic Seafood, Carlbom and of course with the Norwegian, Swedish and Finnish Chamber of Commerce and Danish-UK Association.